Summer opening hours

Our summer opening hours will be in place from Monday 1 December 2014 until Sunday 4 January 2015 inclusive. Regular opening hours resume on Monday 5th January 2015.

DayMain and Petherick Reading RoomsNewspapers and Microforms Reading RoomsMaps, Pictures and Manuscripts and Asian Collections reading rooms
Monday 1 to Thursday 4 December9 am to 7 pm9 am to 5 pm9 am to 5pm
Friday 5 December9 am to 5 pm9 am to 5 pm9 am to 5 pm
Saturday 6 December9 am to 5 pm9 am to 5 pm9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 7 December1:30 pm to 5 pmClosedClosed
Monday 8 to Thursday 11 December9 am to 7 pm9 am to 5 pm9 am to 5 pm
Friday 12 December9 am to 5 pm9 am to 5 pm9 am to 5 pm
Saturday 13 December9 am to 5 pm9 am to 5 pm9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 14 December1:30 pm to 5 pmClosedClosed
Monday 15 to Friday 19 December9 am to 5 pm9 am to 5 pm9 am to 5 pm
Saturday 20 December9 am to 5 pm9 am to 5 pm9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 21 December1:30 pm to 5 pmClosedClosed
Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 December9 am to 5 pm9 am to 5 pm9 am to 5 pm
Thursday 25 December to Sunday 4 JanuaryClosedClosedClosed

Book delivery to Main and Petherick Reading Rooms

  • 9 am to 5.00 pm when reading rooms close at 7 pm
  • 9 am to 3.45 pm when reading rooms close at 5 pm
  • No collection deliveries on weekends

Bookshop

Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Weekends and public holidays, 10 am to 5 pm
Closed Christmas Day

Galleries

Daily, 10 am to 5 pm
Closed Christmas Day

Cafés

bookplate (re-opening Monday 8 December)

Monday to Thursday, 8.30 am to 6 pm
Friday, 8.30 am to 5 pm
Weekends and public holidays, 10 am to 5 pm
Closed Christmas Day

paperplate (re-opening Monday 8 December)

Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 3 pm
Weekends and public holidays, closed
Closed from Saturday 20 December 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015.

Regular opening hours

Main Reading Room

Monday to Thursday9 am to 9 pm
Friday to Saturday*9 am to 5 pm
Sunday*1.30 pm to 5 pm

* No collection deliveries on Saturday or Sunday

Petherick Reading Room

Monday to Thursday9 am to 9 pm
Friday to Saturday*9 am to 5 pm
Sunday*1.30 pm to 5 pm

* No collection deliveries on Saturday or Sunday and no access to special collection material on Sunday

Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room

Monday to Saturday*9 am to 5 pm
SundayClosed

* No collection deliveries on Saturday

Asian, Maps, Pictures and Manuscripts Reading Rooms

Monday to Friday9 am to 5 pm
Saturday to SundayClosed

Treasures Gallery and Exhibitions Gallery

Monday to Sunday10 am to 5 pm

Bookshop

Monday to Sunday9 am to 5 pm

bookplate café

Monday to Thursday8.30 am to 6 pm
Friday8.30 am to 4 pm
Saturday to Sunday10 am to 3 pm

paperplate café

Monday to Friday8.30 am to 3 pm
Saturday to SundayClosed

Public holidays

The Library is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day. Opening hours for all other public holidays are outlined below:

Reading RoomsClosed
Treasures Gallery and Exhibitions Gallery10 am to 5 pm
Bookshop9 am to 5 pm
bookplate café *10 am to 3 pm
paperplate caféClosed

* The bookplate café is also closed on Boxing Day

2014 Public holidays

  • Monday 29 September - Family & Community Day
  • Monday 6 October - Labour Day
  • Thursday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Friday 26 December - Boxing Day